Fidesz signs initiative to help minorities

The European Union’s focusing on “indigenous national minorities” is crucial for ethnic Hungarian communities, Fidesz group leader Gergely Gulyas said on Tuesday, on the sidelines of signing European minority protection initiative Minority SafePack.

The initiative, launched by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN), aims to collect at least one million signatures in seven countries before April 3 to ensure the EU’s increased attention on the matter, Gulyas said.

Gulyas said that protection for ethnic communities was a national cause, irrespective of party politics. He insisted that the initiative was symbolic of the principle that

“each Hungarian has a responsibility for every other Hungarian”.

Csongor Csaky, head of the Rakoczi Association, noted that the EU currently has no comprehensive legislation “to guarantee the rights of indigenous national minorities”. He encouraged non-governmental organisations, political parties, church groups and the media to help collect the necessary signatures.

Source and photo: MTI

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